There was a time in my life when I was about to buy one of these vehicles and after see how awesome the Ragnar Trail vehicle looked I am wishing I would have chose that instead of my Xterra :).
These wagons…they may look convenient but it was so rocky, and that first night sandy, that they were hell to have to pull around. Thankfully my team grabbed one of the few camping spots that allowed our cars to be right next to our camp! And it kept us out of the mud that was packed down at the village.
This photo does not do it justice this wasn’t even as close to how bad the actual trail was. There was a point at one of the peaks on the Yellow loop that was literally clay, our shoes would suction off every time we tried to move forward.
This is me on the Green loop, I biffed it (naturally) 1.6 miles into my run. Austin was at camp and thankfully able to take my gloves and ear warmers.
My rotation was:Green 3.4 ran at 6:30p.m., Red 7.8 cancelled due to 8 hour delay(it would have been 1:00 a.m), and Yellow 3.8 at roughly 10:30a.m.. It was so much fun though! Injuries include: one slightly swollen ankle (which is already healing), a cut up knee and I suffered from some Charley horses in my inner thighs on the way home, I am so glad Austin was there to drive me home I don’t think I would be able to make it.
So Austins shoes got ruined up there so we went to Rei to pick up some trail runners that he has had his eye on and just as we picked up a pair of shorts and were heading over towards the shoes they announced that they were having a members only garage sale!! So Austin got three pairs of Keen boots, a pair of Salamon trail runners, and a pair of Merrell hiking shoes for $80 dollars, plus two jackets.
I got the Merrells (above) an the Jawbone(below) for twenty dollars combined! I was thrilled, Austin was a little skeptical at first because the stuff has been used and returned or just returned, but for the deals we were getting I couldn’t pass and he agreed. Total bill:$140.00, for $900.00 worth of gear for over $700.00 of savings I couldn’t believe it!
This week I am going to take it easy, I will be hitting the gym for some strength training and some light running. Then I have one more week of some heavier running then May 9th I have my Goldilock’s half marathon! Crazy, but thankfully I will be taking a month and a half of a break from racing, but not training because Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon training starts May 10th roughly, still working out the details.
I hope you guy’s have a great Monday!
Who else ran a Ragnar this past Weekend, Or raced this weekend?